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How many years does it take to go from normal to the end of menopause?

How many years does it take to go from normal to the end of menopause?

The perimenopause: The average age of menopause is 52. Menopause is defined as one year without periods. The perimenopause is the period of time from when your periods become less predictable until the actual onset of menopause. The perimenopause does not begin before the age of 35 and usually does not begin until after 45. Perimenopause is because of fewer eggs, menopause is from the lack of estrogen. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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How long does alzheimer's take to progress from initial symptoms to the worst? I'm doing research for my parents, and i'd like to get general ballpark figures on how long it takes from the first symptoms to the point when an alzheimer's patient can no lon

How long does alzheimer's take to progress from initial symptoms to the worst? I'm doing research for my parents, and i'd like to get general ballpark figures on how long it takes from the first symptoms to the point when an alzheimer's patient can no lon

This : This is really hard to tell, because it will vary tremendously for each patient. The best way to tell is how fast things have already been progressing. The determination is based on when the person is no longer safe, but that determination will vary as well. It really has to be based on a decision between your doctor and the family. Some people go 10-20 years with mild dementia. Others don't notice a problem until it's very advanced, then in 1-3 years need supervision. Usually it is not less than one year, and sometimes they stay fine for the rest of their lives. That's really the best ballpark i can give. It really depends on that person's rate of decline. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get the testosterone back to normal after years of masturbation?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get the testosterone back to normal after years of masturbation?

It does not!: Masturbation does not decrease testosterone vvto any extent. Therefore the answer is that any drop in testosterone would be do to factors other than masturbation! ...Read more

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How long does it take for provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg to start working and how fast does it come out of one's system at the end of the dosage?

How long does it take for provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg to start working and how fast does it come out of one's system at the end of the dosage?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The effect of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) starts right away and builds over time. Most of the hormone is out of your system after 48 hours if taken as a pill. The injection, depopovera takes 4 months to leave the system. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal  and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

May not be healing: Acute tmd will often resolve if the causes for it are addressed. If the causes persist, however, it can become chronic and persistent. You will need an evaluation along with some imaging to figure out the state of your joint(s). Once chronic it may require a more aggressive intervention. Good luck! ...Read more

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I let my celiacs go untreated for quite some time now. I'm ready to tx it bc of bad sx. Aprox how long will it take for the s. Intestines to heal?

I let my celiacs go untreated for quite some time now. I'm ready to tx it bc of bad sx. Aprox how long will it take for the s. Intestines to heal?

Weeks to months?: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is due to begin the day of vacation. Can I force it to come sooner? I read that an overdose of vitamin C will bring it on. True?

My menstrual cycle is due to begin the day of vacation.  Can I force it to come sooner? I read that an overdose of vitamin C will bring it on. True?

True: High doses of ascorbic acid (vitamin C 3000 mg daily for three days) can induce a period. Don't use this if pregnant! Hypervitaminosis C deprives the uterus of progesterone. This causes the lining of the uterus to slough off. Some people experience side effects such as kidney stones and diarrhea. In order to prevent side effects, drink lots of water. Try to hydrate enough to keep your urine clear. ...Read more

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What causes Roseola? Also how can it go away? Does the virus stay in the body for the full length of your life span? Also how can it stop spreading?

What causes Roseola? Also how can it go away? Does the virus stay in the body for the full length of your life span? Also how can it stop spreading?

Roseola is: a viral illness. It is not contagious once the symptoms develop but is before they do so it is difficult to stop spread. It lasts about a week at the most. It is caused by a virus called human herpes virus 6 and another variant HHV 7. These are in the class of Herpes viruses buy do not cause cold sores or other herpes lesions. Once infected you develop antibodies which destroy the virus. ...Read more

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And if the mirena (levonorgestrel) did fall out what would i expect? And how long for the hormones to come out of my system?

And if the mirena (levonorgestrel) did fall out what would i expect? And how long for the hormones to come out of my system?

See below...: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) fell out, there is no delay to resumption of your cycles. When you got your first period would depend on where you are in your cycle. Even with the iud in place, there are almost no hormones measurable in your blood stream. ...Read more

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How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

It Depends: Drugs clear the body at different rates depending on the form given, how much was given, how long you took it, what other meds you take and your own metabolic rate. Effexor has a half-life (time for half the dose to clear body) of up to 6 hours and Xyprexa's half-life is up to 30 days. These 2 meds usually are dosed for a long term and should not be stopped without MD supervision. Check with MD. ...Read more

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How long does it take to see results from daily multivitamins? And what can I do to get the most out of them?

How long does it take to see results from daily multivitamins? And what can I do to get the most out of them?

It depends: There are 2 main reasons to take multivitamins. If you are deficient in vitamins you may feel better within days of starting them. If you are not particularly deficient you may not feel better but they can be very helpful for preventing future health problems. To get the most choose one that is high quality. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 and https://www.multivitaminguide.org ...Read more

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How long does it take for the bleeding to stop once the wisdom teeth are out. Is there something I can do to clot the blood?

How long does it take for the bleeding to stop once the wisdom teeth are out. Is there something I can do to clot the blood?

A few minutes: It takes 10 to 15 minutes for a blood clot to form with the help of a gauze pack over the extraction site and gentle pressure. Repeat every 15 minutes if there is still bleeding. Oozing can occur for 24 hours which is normal. Do not disturb the clot and DO NOT GARGLE OR RINSE WITH ANYTHING FOR 24 HOURS. ...Read more

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What should someone expect when going to a class men's health: the long and the short of it?

What should someone expect when going to a class men's health:  the long and the short of it?

Ask the instructor: Your best bet is to read the syllabus, or ask the instructor. Usually this information is available -- or at least a general outline -- before you enroll. ...Read more

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Can we see cancer lumps from outside of body also how long does cancer take to get bad months?

Can we see cancer lumps from outside of body also how long does cancer take to get bad months?

It depends: Some tumors can be seen by eye, felt by hand, or seen by radiologic imaging. Different cancers grow and exhibit aggressive behaviors in entirely different ways; so, it depends on the lesion. ...Read more

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After a miscarriage how long does it take for the cervix to go back to normal to be go back to normal cycle.

After a miscarriage how long does it take for the cervix to go back to normal to be go back to normal cycle.

Miscarriage: Depending on how far along you were when you miscarried, if your cycles were regular, your body should go back to your normal pattern within 1-3 months. In some patients, it may take a bit longer for your cycles to return to normal. Still, many physicians would recommend you wait 2-3 cycles after the miscarriage before trying again to get pregnant again. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you be dead and come back to life from stroke?

For what length of time can you be dead and come back to life from stroke?

Dead?: If by dead you mean no cardiac activity, you can sometimes be successfully resuscitated, but without adequate cpr, brain damage will start after 4 minutes. If by dead, you mean in an unresponsive state or coma, but circulation and respiration has been maintained, recovery can occur after months. ...Read more

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Can a thyroidectomy cause bloating of the body and if so how long until it gets back to normal?

Can a thyroidectomy cause bloating of the body and if so how long until it gets back to normal?

Thyroidectomy: Hi. Thyroidectomy is usually done for thyroid cancer. Thyroid hormone has a long half-life in the blood, and if you are started on thyroid hormone replacement right away after surgery, you shouldn't feel bloated. However, we do see that sensation in some people, depending on the dose we start you on (it's just a hunch-we then adjust based on labs). The use of Thyrogen has made that all easier! GL! ...Read more